Designing Projects

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What your project actually is and how citizen engagement is built into the fundamental details will affect the potential for local people to be aware, have involvement and offer support as you take your project forward. Decisions about the type of project, where it will be and how it will work will all affect the scope for engagement, so it is important to integrate engagement considerations from the very beginning.

The following sections offer ideas and examples for shaping your project to maximise the potential for citizen engagement in your project.

Click on the categories below to explore practical suggestions and detailed case studies by theme.

How to design the objectives and characteristics of your project to maximise citizen engagement.
How to plan your project delivery to maximise the potential for citizen engagement.
How to involve citizens in designing projects through consultation and decision making processes.